Restless moors. Brooding fogs. Eerie twilights.
While nature can awe, heal and give us a sense of grounding in the world, it can also unsettle us.
Even terrify or horrify us.
Haunted forests. Enraged storms. Desecrated rivers…
Ecogothic landscapes refuse to act as a mere backdrop to human action. Rather, they are landscapes filled with other-than-human entities… manifestations… and presences.
In these landscapes, humans cannot comfortably assume they are the most important species, standing above the rest of nature as a superior life form.
© Hilary Scharper